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Jackson Commissioners Approve Flood Update

Jackson County Commissioners updated the County’s Flood Damage Prevention Resolution Monday night. County Mayor Randy Heady said FEMA and the Army Corp of Engineers updated Jackson County’s flood plain maps. Those maps show the areas of highest concern for flooding. “We have to pass this or we’re not eligible for floodplain insurance,” Heady said. “I’ll just be honest with you, ... Read More »

New Ambulance On Way To Jackson After Vote

Jackson County Commissioners voted Monday night to purchase a new $225,000 ambulance for the county. County Executive Randy Heady said Ambulance Service Director Keith Bean came upon the ambulance at a EMS conference two weeks ago. A company offered one of three brand new chassis with a remounted box in good shape. “You just don’t see this happen every day,” ... Read More »

Jackson County Commission Discuss Drawbacks Of Possible Planning Commission

Jackson County Commissioners raised questions about project delays, water and sewer requirements, transferring land, and what projects would be covered in discussing the idea of a planning commission. Commissioners heard from UCDD Planning and Community Development Director Tommy Lee as the county begins the process of exploring whether a planning commission would make sense. The growth of larger developments in ... Read More »

Jackson Commissioners To Discuss Potential Planning Commission In October

The potential need for better county planning will come before the Jackson County Commissioners this month, including the possible need for a planning commission. The Commission would make sure proper infrastructure is in place before projects move forward. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said the conversation started as people began buying up large acre tracks and then subdividing them for ... Read More »

Jackson Commissioners Table Repair Decision On Cemetery Roads

Jackson County Commissioners will further discuss the idea of an agreement between the county and the county highway department to allow for repairs to roads housing cemeteries. The Highway Department cannot repair any roads not owned by the county within an interlocal agreement. Such an agreement exists within the Jackson County Schools, according to County Mayor Randy Heady, where the ... Read More »

Jackson Residents Concerned About Speeding On Aarons Branch Rd

Several Jackson County Citizens petitioned County Commissioners Monday night to set a speed limit on Aarons Branch Road. The concern is vehicles that frequently speed on the narrow one-lane road. Mayor Randy Heady said the Jackson County Commission has never set speed limits before. “More and more of these roads in these communities, they’re asking us to do this,” Heady ... Read More »

Jackson Adds Longevity Pay To Budget, A First For The County

Jackson County Commissioners added longevity pay for county employees in their new fiscal year budget, a first for the county. Mayor Randy Heady said that the addition has been in the works for some time. Heady said he wanted Jackon to compete with other counties’ employee pay, and to show an appreciation for long-serving employees. He said the increase would ... Read More »